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October 29, 2015, 3:00 AM
October 29, 2015, 3:00 AM

The United Nations is calling on Japan to ban child pornography images in manga comics, despite pushback from artists claiming the ban would violate their freedom of expression, The Guardian reported. Following a week-long visit to Japan, the UN's...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

And they're called, wait for it, Anime Contact. Clever! For well over a decade, there have been contacts designed to make your eyes look larger. These aren't just worn by cosplayers, but regular folks, too.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

When it comes to celebrities and drug-use, Japan doesn't have the same forgiving attitude that many other societies do. Last year, for example, when pop singer Aska was arrested on drug charges, the Studio Ghibli-animated video for the vocalist's ...

Siliconera Sato

By Sato . October 27, 2015 . 3:53am Square Enix announced in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine the official title of the new Nier project, or Nier 2, as NieR Automata. [Thanks, Game Jouhou. ] The game takes place on a devastated planet Earth, ...

Fortune cookies have been an exciting part of getting takeout from advice to an inspirational saying. Now, coming straight from Japan's wholesale cat-themed food company Felissimo delivers fortune cookies with a more exciting inside - your own cat...

It was a weekend like any other weekend, when I am helping someone in the JPop music industry and I send her concert video to a friend in America to look at . Unlike any other weekend my friend said "her video is blocked".

Siliconera Sato

Sony Computer Entertainment and Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream announced Detroit at Paris Games Week's PlayStation Conference. Here's a first look at the game's trailer. Detroit: Become Human is in development for PlayStation 4.

What anime from the past few years is SHIMONETA's story and world most similar to? From the outside we can see that it's based off a light novel with the classic light novel naming scheme of a plot description title ( the idea being that readers o...

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

On 26 October, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, wrapped up a week-long visit to Japan with a press conference at the Japan National Press Club.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official portal site for the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, Gundam. info announced today that an anime adaptation of Yasuo Ohtagaki's Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga is in the works. The anime's teaser site also opened.

Crunchyroll Scott Green

On October 28th, Phantasy Star Online 2 is launching a Fairy Tail collaboration with costumes, hairstyles and weapons based on the characters from everyone's favorite guild, along with a team meeting room based on their hall.

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Video game giant Capcom will open its own cafe in Saitama on November 20th. "We look forward to serving you! So dancers, get ready to open! says the intriguing English copy. There is already the Capcom Bar in Kabukicho, operated by Pasela Resorts.

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Here are some new magazine scans featuring Kamen Rider Ghost and Kamen Rider Specter's upcoming new Eyecons and Soul forms. First up will be the Billy The Kid Ghost Eyecon and Billy The Kid Soul Form. In this form, Ghost will become a dual gun wie...

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco released their latest trailer for One Piece: Burning Blood, that shows us a closer look at its 3 vs 3 fights and several of its characters in action. While Trafalgar Law and Bartolomeo were previously spotted in the upcoming One Piece...

The leading idol of LoveLive! Sunshine Project, "Aqours" has released their first single, "Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiterukai? " on October 7th, and it ranked No. 3 on Oricon Single Weekly Ranking that week.

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

Bandai Visual today released a 90-second full trailer for the upcoming all-new feature film Girls und Panzer der Film featuring its theme song "GloryStory" performed by Choucho. She previously provided the OP song for the 2012 TV series, "DreamRiser.

RocketNews24 Oona McGee

In Japan, there truly is an all-singing, all-dancing "idol" group for everything. From plus-sized beauties to macho men and octogenarians, if you've got a unique message and a catchy tune, there'll be a niche audience out there waiting to share yo...

Toonami has revealed a promo for their Halloween Akame ga Kill marathon, naturally getting fans pumped as the legendary TV block has been know to do, despite the fact that many may be put off by the anime's English dub.

A brief PV of the currently planned Rurouni Kenshin musical has shown its costumes in action, garnering some acclaim for the all-female edition of this already famed classic. The hopefully hype-inducing PV: Footage of the special dress rehearsal t...

Three days and approximately 90,000 people. Could Ultra Japan 2015 show us a glimpse of the future of Tokyo? Over the three-day period from Sept. 19-21, Ultra Japan 2015 was held at the Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park.

New trailers for the wholesomely unique Gravity Rush 2 have shown off the game's new gravity mechanics as well as its "tag battle" system, bound to make for a gameplay experience that will truly sweep players off their feet - possibly made even be...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

NIS America announced that Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Premium Edition and Love Live! School Idol Project 1st Season Standard Edition are now available for preorder at various retailers. Both versions feature an English dub and more.

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TOKYO - It's not just that Japanese women have a hard time leaning in. It also turns out that it's even harder for Japanese men to lean out. Or that's a conclusion that could be drawn from the controversy over "Himozairu," a short-lived Japanese c...

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It's been reported that singer-songwriter Hoshino Gen (34) and actress Nikaido Fumi (21) are dating. In response to the reports, Hoshino's agency commented, "We are not aware of his private matters," while Nikaido's agency released a statement say...

The official Twitter account of Kouhei Horikoshi's Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) manga posted a picture on Tuesday that revealed that a television anime adaptation has been green-lit. The post later got removed from the Twitter account.

MBFWT 2016 S/S | 2016 S/S Collection Grand Finale, "YOSHIKIMONO" This year March, at the opening reception of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO (MBFWT) 2015-16 A/W, the world famous musician, YOSHIKI from X-Japan, had declared the announcement ...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

As we head towards the end of the year, video game publishers are pulling out their big guns. But what if the modern gaming world leaves you feeling cold? Maybe you're burned out on multiplayer first-person shooters, and open-world game sandboxes ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Fantasy light novel adaptation Chaika - the Coffin Princess is the subject of Sentai Filmworks' latest English dub cast roll-out. This starts with Joanne Bonasso as the voice of master saboteur Akari. Season 1 of the 2014 Bones anime will be relea...

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2 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 2 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Buffer 0 StumbleUpon 0 2 Flares × Onodera returns as a magical girl (mahou shoujo) in a new Nisekoi OVA, and if you thought everything was crazy the last time, things are about to get even crazier a...

GoBoiano Media Nate Lou

The official website for the Persona 3 Film updated with new visuals and a promotional video for the final movie, Persona 3 the Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth. The popular videogame franchise was divided into 4 feature films to help cover the entire s...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

To Love-Ru Trouble Darkness: True Princess is coming to PS Vita in Japan on November 5, so with the release right around the corner, FuRyu recently shared a fresh batch of screenshots. Trouble Princess finds Rito with a bout of memory loss, which ...

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